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James A. Garfield Historical Site, a national treasure in our own backyard 
BY GREG GOTH
STAFF WRITER
"I have lived in the area since February 2012 and have driven down Mentor Avenue many times 
without really considering the majestic house that sits on the large lot at 8095 Mentor Ave. This is surprising because deep down I am a history buff; I have a picture of my 1 year old son at Gen Patton's grave and I once took my pregnant wife on a tour of the Verdun battlefield in France - that was not a good idea. That all changed when I was asked by Tim Shirer the Publisher of the Lake County Sentinel to accompany him on a tour of the President Garfield Historical Site to take pictures with him for an article.  Click here for the whole story
House Bill 709 would give homeowners additional tools to protect their property
(COLUMBUS, OH) – State Reps. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake) and Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would give property owners along a coastline an additional option to assist in mitigating coastal erosion or financing other needed improvements.  Click here for the whole story

Great Lake Mall to host Think Pink: 31 Days of Awareness  
(MENTOR, OH) – Great Lakes Mall will launch Think Pink: 31 Days of Awareness during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A pink hue will shine through the mall for the entire month of October, during which shoppers are invited to participate in a variety of events.

“Great Lakes Mall is proud to collaborate with Lake Health on such an important cause,” said Kate Miller, marketing director at Great Lakes Mall. “We invite the community to join in one (or all) of these entertaining events which will benefit local breast health initiatives.”    Click here for the whole story
Brown asks GAO to look into troubling findings in Ohio Virtual Charter Schools
(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) today in writing to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to urge the Comptroller General to examine policies and practices related to student experiences and outcomes at full-time virtual charter elementary and secondary schools. The Senators’ call comes on the heels of a new Center for American Progress report that shows K12 Inc., the nation’s largest for-profit virtual school operator, spent over $20 million on compensation for the top six executives in fiscal year 2017 while students continued to perform significantly worse than students receiving in-person instruction in traditional public schools.  Click here for the whole story